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  • Google says that sometime in 2017 it's renewable energy purchases will equal all the power it consumes to run its data centers and offices worldwide.

  • Attorneys for Samsung have likened the case to making an automaker turn over the full profits for a car, for infringing on cup holder design.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: IT executives remain under pressure to invest in computer systems that deliver the best business outcomes, even with tighter technology budgets.

  • Former Isilon CEO Bill Richter replaces co-founder Peter Godman, who served as CEO for a while and now slides over to the chief technical officer job.

  • The future looks bright for IT professionals, according to new data from the Robert Half human resources consulting firm. The company has released a new survey, the Robert Half Technology Salary Guide, that provides employers with guidance on how much they should be paying some of the top IT professionals in their organization. And, as in previous years, its findings for 2017 show that working on networks, security or big data could prove to be very lucrative for those with the skills and experience. In fact, salaries across those disciplines are expected to rise by more than 5 percent in many cases. In the case of data scientists, salaries will jump more than 6 percent. And even web designers, who traditionally have made far less than engineers or network administrators, will see their salaries rise in 2017. This slide show will examine Robert Half’s findings on the IT jobs that are expected to see significant salary growth in 2017 — jobs the company says are the tech positions to “watch for in 2017.”

  • Chipmaker has completed a major reorganization of its management structure in order to create a new division it calls the Automated Driving Group.

  • Reportedly, a new tool censoring news based on location was created to help Facebook get into China, but it could be an experiment that may never be used.

  • With Thanksgiving here this week, the holiday offers time for self-reflection and to be appreciative of the people that make a difference in your life. This includes including the people you work with every day, such as your organization's systems administration team. As some of the most important people in any organization, system administrators ensure that the network remains online and available 24/7 so that business operations run normally and employees stay production. These are not easy job IT administrators efforts are often taken for granted throughout the year. That's because employees often only call on their system administrators when there is an urgent problem that needs to be fixed right away. That is why during this time of the year, organizations should take the time to tell their system administrators why they are thankful for all the hard work they put into making sure networks run at peak performance every day. In this eWEEK slide show, Ipswitch Senior Director of IT Eric Turnquist discusses 10 reasons to be thankful for system admins teams.

  • The company's cloud data center in Wyoming will be completely powered by wind energy and serve as a source of backup electricity for its neighbors.

  • CDOs are adding to the competitiveness of their companies by contributing to strategic planning and decision making, and by leading digital business initiatives.

  • Republican Donald Trump's election as President of the United States was met with equal portions of protest and celebration across the country. But in California's Silicon Valley, which was largely a Hillary Clinton stronghold Trump's victory was greeted with disbelief and dismay. This raised questions about what kind of relationship will Trump have with Silicon Valley in particular and the U.S. tech sector in general. Trump frequently criticized Silicon Valley for sending computer manufacturing overseas and for demanding more visas for technically-trained immigrants. Trump has called on consumers to boycott Apple products and criticized Amazon as an e-retail monopoly and tax dodger. Silicon Valley, a Democratic stronghold like most of the rest of California, committed money and votes to Hillary Clinton. Given the history between Trump and Silicon Valley, this slide show will discuss the president-elect’s views on the technology industry and why he have a stormy relationship with tech industry companies and leaders.

  • Chief information officers are striving for a stronger role in today's corporate structure, according to data from the 2016 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey. The survey, which includes responses from more than 3,300 CIOs across 82 countries, indicates that CIOs are increasingly focusing their efforts on "creating" IT opportunities rather than "operating" the technology in their businesses. In addition, big data continues to be a big concern, and cyber-security will remain an intractable problem for the foreseeable future, according to the respondents. According to the study, health care IT spending will grow faster than IT spending overall. In addition, health care CIOs view the cloud positively but acknowledge its potential risks. The study also illustrates the degree to which CIOs are changing careers and, despite somewhat constrained budgets, are able to grow their compensation as CEOs increasingly find value in technology and what talented CIOs bring to a company. All are signs that the CIO's role is changing in meaningful ways, according to the survey. This slide show discusses key findings from the study to shed light on how CIOs are taking more visible roles in corporate leadership.

  • Data residency refers to the physical or geographic location of an organization's data or information. Similar to data sovereignty, data residency also refers to the legal or regulatory requirements imposed on data based on the country or region in which it resides. This is becoming increasingly important globally, following the early lead of the European Union and other jurisdictions. U.S. companies are beginning to encounter these regulations more and more often—especially as they go global. One recent example: On Sept. 22, Zuora, a Redwood City, Calif.-based provider of subscription billing, commerce and finance solutions announced plans to establish a European data center to host its European customers. In this eWEEK slide show, Zuora Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Pritesh Parekh discusses how to approach building a data residency global strategy, taking into consideration business decision drivers, regulatory considerations and location deployment. We present 10 key questions to help you determine the type of data center solution (co-location versus cloud) that best fits your business.

  • IBM Interactive (IBM iX) has acquired the Watson-based cognitive shopping assistant, Expert Personal Shopper, from Fluid.

  • ANALYSIS: Government outlines ambitions to make technology the poster child for Britain's economy after EU exit, but Brexit and unanswered questions remain.

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